Public sector office and common space optimisation plan will be developed

LATVIA – Legislation news

By October 2023, State Real Estate (Valsts Nekustamie Ipasumi) will develop a plan for public sector office and common spaces in cooperation with public administration institutions.

«By implementing the new concept, the consumption of office resources and space used will be reduced by almost 50% and the well-being of employees will be improved», says board member Andris Varna.

Public sector office and common space optimisation plan will be developed
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The needs of the Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Economy and their subordinate institutions for new and environmentally friendly office and co-working spaces were collected. It was concluded that the aggregated institutions currently use about 63,500 m2. 

When the new concept is implemented, the approximate floor space required for more than 3,000 employees will be between 30,000 and 38,000 m2. The implementation of the future office concept will reduce the consumption of office resources, enable employees to work from anywhere in Latvia and abroad, improve their well-being, and facilitate cross-sector cooperation.

On 29 November 2022, the Cabinet of Ministers considered an information report on the possibilities of optimising the office space of direct state administration institutions in Riga. The report has been prepared in pursuance of the Prime Minister’s decision of September 9, 2021, which authorises to ensure the study on the possibilities of optimising the office premises of the direct state administration institutions, evaluation of the real estate owned by the Ministry of Agriculture. Republic of Latvia at Republikas Lakudu 2, Riga.

VNĪ provides professional property management and management for 365 buildings and building sites, including 1,100 buildings 0.95 million The company also has a total area of 602 hectares of land under buildings and 3,536 plots of land with a total area of 903 hectares. VNĪ is one of 23 Latvian companies that this year received the highest platinum award in the Sustainability Index rating of the Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainable Development, confirming good governance and sustainability of its operations. Founded in 1996, the company is 100% owned by the Ministry of Finance.

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